Learning Disabilities Program

Student studyingThe Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) provides services above and beyond that of just ensuring appropriate accommodations for students with a disability. Students participating in the LD Program who apply the academic strategies, techniques, and provided resources have been exceptionally successful academically. At the end of the 2012/2013 academic year, the cumulative GPA of all LDP enrolled students was 2.56. Students who wish to participate in the LDP will be asked to provide appropriate documentation of their disability and a motivation to use skills/techniques learned in the program to excel. Please note that there is an additional fee of $484.00 for participation in the services provided through this program.

Services in the Learning Disabilities Program include the following:

  • Specialized academic advising with the Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Professor notification of accommodations required by the student
  • One on one tutoring services from former professors/teachers
  • Learning style assessment
  • Individualized instructional strategies from the Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Orientation meeting with the Learning Disabilities Specialist at the beginning of the academic year
  • Monitored study time
  • Limited course load in the first semester to promote success
  • Academic counseling services available upon referral or request
  • Academic progress monitoring which will be shared with the student (and parents if permission is given)

Learning Disabilities Specialists

Kristin Wempen
Phone: 641-585-8211
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email: kristin.wempen@waldorf.edu

Stephanie Storby
Phone: 641-585-8207
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email: stephanie.storby@waldorf.edu